Hong Myung-bo, head coach of Ulsan Hyundai, has vowed to ‘win’ and didn’t get the results same previous game in the match face Johor Darul Ta’Zim in the AFC Champions League 2023/24 Group Stage, Group I tomorrow.
Ulsan Hyundai recorded 3 points from 1 win and 1 loss and is running 3rd in Group I.
“Even last year, we didn’t get the results we wanted in the previous game. We will make sure that this game will be as good as it is played at home,” Myung-Bo, said.
“This week is an important time for our team, we need to win tomorrow to raise the atmosphere of the team.”
In the last season (2022), Ulsan Hyundai lost to JDT in this competition with a score of 1-2 in all 2 matches and was eliminated in the group stage.
“Last year, our focus was on winning the K-League 1. The ACL started early and overlapped with the league, so there were limitations on what we could do overall.”
“At the end of this year’s ACL Qualifiers, and as the ACL main line starts early next year, we have the biggest goal of passing the qualifiers,”
“Our players think so, too. I think it’s my first time spending time like this,”
“As a result, I think we have to get over it because we’re at the end of the season.”
“I think we should create a comfortable atmosphere for the players,” he said. “Even if you make a mistake, you need to challenge with confidence. This is a problem that can be solved through this process,”
“In the past, Southeast Asian teams lacked physique and stamina, but now they are playing a completely different football,”
“Johor has high-level players of dual nationality, including Spain, Brazil and Argentina. We have to abandon the stereotype of a Southeast Asian team,” he emphasized.
Goalkeeper Cho Hyun-woo, who attended the press conference together, said, “Johor knows from last year’s experience that counterattacks and speed are a great team. I prepared by having enough conversations with my colleagues yesterday and today. I’m going to bully my opponent with my spare play and win in front of home fans,”
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